LibreOffice 3.3: Hands-On With the Free Office Suite

“The LibreOffice project came about late in 2010 when it became
increasingly uncertain what Oracle’s intentions were for
OpenOffice.org, which it acquired after purchasing Sun.

“LibreOffice is overseen by the Document Foundation, which
includes open source luminaries such as Red Hat, Ubuntu, and even
Google. Because of these backers, LibreOffice is essentially the
new kid on the block when it comes to cost-free office suites, and
the LibreOffice folks have been busy putting together their first
major release–version 3.3, which is now available for download at

“LibreOffice’s print dialog box has been overhauled compared to
OpenOffice.org. Two downloads are necessary: the installer for
LibreOffice itself, and a “help pack” executable, which contains US
English helpfiles. If the latter isn’t installed, clicking the Help
menu takes you to the documentation section of the LibreOffice Web

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